The mystic work The Book of Heaven by the venerable Luisa Piccarreta is a dynamite of great intimacy with Our Lord Jesus.
In the entry of November 28, 1920, wherein Luisa reacts to Jesus’ claim that lack of love has cast the world into a net of vices, she replies with the following act of love. An act, she admits, that she little remember[s]:
In every moment, in every hour,
I want to love You with all my heart.
In every breath of my life,
while breathing, I will love You.
In every beat of my heart,
Love, love, I will repeat.
In every drop of my blood,
Love, love, I will cry out.
In every movement of my body,
Love alone I will embrace.
Of love alone I want to speak,
at love alone I want to look,
to love alone I want to listen,
always of love I want to think.
With love alone I want to burn,
with love alone I want to be consumed,
only love I want to enjoy,
only love I want to content.
From love alone I want to live,
And within love I want to die.
In every instant, in every hour,
I want to call everyone to love.
Only and always together with Jesus
and in Jesus I shall live,
into His Heart I will plunge myself,
and together with Jesus, and with His Heart,
Love, Love, I will love You.
Let us pray this act of entrustment to Jesus after we receive Him in Holy Communion. As He remains ever alive and silent within our hearts to listen to us, may we repeat to him again and again this act of love which He infinitely appreciates and surely responds to.
Fr Mario Attard OFM Cap